Trevor Noah slams ‘callous’ Huckabee for comparing Syrian refugees to spoiled milk
Daily Show host Trevor Noah looked like he was suffering from indigestion as he dissected Mike Huckabee’s penchant for bringing food into political discussions on Thursday night.
“So many food metaphors,” Noah said after playing a montage of Huckabee comparing various political topics to food items. “This is too much. Does anyone have a sack of immodium?”
After mocking Huckabee’s opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into the country earlier this week, though, Noah focused on how awkwardly the former Arkansas governor combined that with his food obsession — like comparing the refugees to potentially poisonous peanuts and asking, “Would you feed that to your kids?”
“Well, it depends — how sh*tty are your kids?” Noah said. “Because if they’re the kind of people who compare suffering refugees to tainted peanuts, then maybe.”
While Noah understood that Huckabee was trying to convey what he felt was the risk of resettling the refugees, he wondered if the Republican presidential candidate could do so “in a less callous way.”
Unfortunately, the host was disappointed to see Huckabee liken the refugees to spoiled Chipotle milk.
“You know what? Go back to peanuts,” Noah said. Later, he was just as confused by Huckabee calling the GOP candidate field “the Golden Corral of politics.”
“What does that even mean?” he asked. “Whatever you choose, it’s all gonna make you sick?”
Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Thursday, below.